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Zamzee Home Video #1: My Avatar and Me

Zamzee’s 2013 summer interns, Tom Bartlett and Jack Wiefels, go on a magical adventure where they learn how to use Zamzee, meet a “real” avatar, and encounter the all-knowing Zed. Find out how Zamzee works in this goofy and fun home video!

The Shushan Shake

As many of you know, the middle school students at Greenfield Hebrew Academy in Atlanta use Zamzee to track their physical activity. A few months ago the Atlanta Hawks visited GHA students. This month, the GHA students are doing their own version of the Harlem Shake!

All we have to say is this: You guys rock!

Gift Ideas for Sporty Kids and Superheroes

Need some good gift ideas for the nieces, nephews, cousins and kids in your life? Look no farther – Zamzee has you covered with this holiday gift guide for sporty kids and superheroes.

Superhero Cape

The first accessory any sporty kid or superhero needs is a superhero cape. We’re pretty into this personalized superhero cape from Pipe and Bean on Etsy – you can pick your fav color and stamp it with your own letter. But if you’re looking for something else, like a superhero cape for your dog, just search “superhero cape” on Etsy and you’ll come up with plenty of options.

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Minor League Baseball Tickets

There’s no reason to drop big bucks on Major League Baseball tickets when you can check out minor league games for a fraction of the price. The kids will get a kick out of being able to say they saw players before they were famous. You’ll be glad you still have coins to jingle in your wallet at the end of the day. And everyone will learn an important lesson: that you don’t have to be the best-of-the-best to have fun and get moving.

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Nick Gagalis on Flickr

A Pirate Fathom

Can you fathom the length of a fathom? Pirates need proper equipment before setting sail on the salty seas. This fathom is perfect for measuring things that are a fathom away, and that’s where the adventure usually begins. Where does the adventure end? No scallywag knows the answer to that question, so you best check out the rest of the 826 Valencia Pirate Supply Store to be prepared for anything.

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A Zamzee Thanksgiving Play in One Act

Main Characters:

Nina Gannes: Content & Social Media Manager

Lance Henderson: Chief Executive Officer

Scene:

The day before Thanksgiving at the Zamzee office. Noon.

Tom turkeys

Nina: Hey Lance!

Lance: Hi Nina.

N: Um, are you working right now?

L: Yes. (pause) Did you have a question?

N: Well…see I was thinking the Zamzee staff could write a play about all the things we’re thankful for this Thanksgiving.

L: A…play?

N: Yeah, you know, like Shakespeare. Except I think because it’s just you and me it’ll have to be more like “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.”

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Zamzee Pumpkin Carving Stencil

Use this Zed stencil to make little-ball-o-energy themed jack-o-lanterns inspired by the world’s fastest whoosher: Zed!

Carve out the z’orange sections to make a Zed!

Click here to download the full-size pumpkin carving stencil. Happy Halloween from everyone at Zamzee!

(pst: want to know more about Zed?)

Halloween Costume Ideas for Sporty Kids and Superheroes

This year for Halloween we’ve created a list of our favorite sporty characters and superheroes from books, movies and real-life. Halloween is only 20 days away, which means now is the time to get serious about your costume. But who should you be, and how do you create the perfect outfit? Take some inspiration from the list below, and make sure you wear your Zamzee on Halloween night so you can rack up major Pointz while trick or treating!

1.    Princess Merida from Brave

Princess Merida can ride a horse faster and shoot an arrow straighter than any prince who might dare to claim her hand. To dress up as Merida you’ll have to ditch the glass slippers for a pair of sturdy boots, which only means you’ll be able to walk to that many more houses on Halloween night.

If you’re feeling crafty, take inspiration from this great Sew Can Do tutorial on how to make a Princess Merida costume. If you’re not quite ready to whip out that sewing machine, you can do a mighty fine job covering the basics with a blue dress, red wig, and toy bow and arrow.

Princess Merida costume from Sew Can Do (http://ow.ly/eptIO)

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